A little clear stream this am, more now

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by nancy d, May 10, 2010.

  1. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Two of my older girls (sisters) didnt settle when everyone else did. Brought them to the buck about 5mos ago this am one had a bit of clear discharge so I put them both in the kidding bldg.
    Miss B is playing with my head pawing thru to China laying down twitching her tail then getting back up for hay. But she did have a little more clear discharge a little while ago.
    Somehow I managed to get most of the chores done except for the truckload of hay.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    does the discharge look like a clear tube with amber coloring?
    If so she is close.... :wink:
     

  3. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    No amber goo yet & am no good at ligs. :crazy:
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    sounds like you are getting closer - can you get a pic from behind of her?
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh fun -- the waiting game through the night
     
  6. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    No noplease no!!??

    Just got notice that someone left baby goat in restrm across street from where we had ours in Seattle for earth day, now I get to help the city manager with instructions on how to bottle feed.
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh boy... you may be really busy soon.... :hug:
     
  8. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Another small clear discharge today. Then I kicked em out of the bldg for the day. Come near sundown they headed back toward their private digs. That was a nice blessing!
    These last couple of days have been long ones, you know, going out to check every few hrs.
    Miss B is a morning person has always kidded 8 or 9 am. Her sister all over the clock.
    Neither one has shiney udder.
    Now. Since goats always make me out to be a liar I say neither one is really pregnant. :greengrin:
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh man....the wait.... :doh: :help: :crazy:
     
  10. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    You got that right Pam!

    Since I've never spent the night with them..... Listening to the preggo breathing & cud chewing & rustling around all night.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :wink: I feel sorry for you ...having to wait....:hug:
     
  12. Nubiansrus1

    Nubiansrus1 New Member

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    Sep 2, 2009
    I know how you feel... one of my does is driving me crazy. Dont know a due date, she was pasture bred, and she keeps looking like shes close, then she waits another week. LOL
     
  13. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Yeah Nubiansrus, had someone I saw covered but she went almost two weeks past that.
    I got tired of her just laying around in stall like a beached whale.
    Put her out for the day she had to lumber away from herdmates it was a comically pathetic sight.
    But she kidded the next day.
    So I have changed managment of does ready to kid; put close ones in for the night & leave them out during the day.
    No more of a weeks worth of room service while waiting.
     
  14. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    :oops: well folks, Ive been freaking out over the earliest possible due dates. Barn Records show they went back in with buck a few weeks later cause they were hollering for no other apparent reason. That shut them up. :roll:
     
  15. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    LGD snapped at a yrlng this am. Half hr later the familier cry of new baby D, she took a good hr to get down for the other two; a B & another D. Deputy (LGD) hepled clean babies, kept other goats away & even licked off outer sac as #3 was coming.
    I tell you Im so blown away at the job this dog does. This be his 2nd kidding.
     
  16. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    D#1 hasnt gotten colostrum yet. Went out & tried to get some for her. Not weak just hasnt figured out where the groceries are. How low can you go?
    Mystify udder hanging below hocks she's an old gal. Wasnt getting anywhere till I used just a thumb & forefinger on those tiny teats. Syringed about 9cc down the little one.
    Time to re-fill the warm molasses bucket!
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    congrats .... :thumb:


    Don't wait... start working with the little one...if the baby doesn't learn right away... feed more from the syringe.... keep trying it will happen...tickle the baby ...just above the tail head/back area...it helps to stimulate the kid.. to eat.... Open the babies mouth ...put the baby on the teat and squirt a little in it's mouth..... repeat ....with the taste of the milk.... may stimulate the kid to eat.... make sure... the kid is right there... at the teat.....then tickle the tail head/ back area.... the kid may begin to search....when the kid gets close to it ...hold the teat up or down whatever it takes... for the baby to find it easier.... Good luck... :thumb:
     
  18. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Thanks Pam they are getting the hang of it (pun inteaded). Tried your advice before you gave it (goat minds think alike :greengrin: ) Tisnt easy guiding them to the faucet opening mouth clamping down & tickling all at the same time.
    Am checking bellies so far so good~looks like they could use a little more help though.